VMware Unified Access Gateway Technical Deep Dive
Mar05

VMware Unified Access Gateway Technical Deep Dive

The VMware Unified Access Gateway (formerly called Access Point) is a platform that provides secure edge services and access to defined resources that reside in the internal network. This allows authorized, external users to access internally located resources in a secure manner. This blog and the accompanying videos give an overview of the Unified Access Gateway. We also cover deployment requirements, options and demonstrations...

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VMware Horizon 7.4 Network Ports for Cloud Pod Architecture
Mar01

VMware Horizon 7.4 Network Ports for Cloud Pod Architecture

Earlier this month (January 2018) VMware released Horizon 7.4, and with that I wanted to share some updates in regard to the network port requirements. My good colleagues over in the EUC Technical Marketing team are doing a fine job of maintaining the diagram and have recently published a white paper PDF which you’ll find here. It’s a beast of a document and highly recommended if you are deploying a VMware Horizon architecture in your...

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Bulletproof RDS: 30 Ways to Secure Remote Desktop Services
Feb27

Bulletproof RDS: 30 Ways to Secure Remote Desktop Services

Check out our big, bulletproof guide to layered VMware solutions for securing remote desktop services hosts (RDSH). Remote desktop services (RDS) bring users closer to the data center. However, attackers can misuse the infrastructure to collect information, abuse and hop around the data center. RDS bridge common physical security best practices and data center security principals and, thus, require unique security considerations. Here...

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VMware NSX Micro-Segmentation for VMware Horizon 7
Feb18

VMware NSX Micro-Segmentation for VMware Horizon 7

Organizations that embark on the journey of building virtual desktop environments bring traditionally external endpoints into the data center. These Windows or Linux endpoints are now closer to and often reside on the same networking infrastructure as the backend application servers that these may access by multiple end users. Malicious attacks that would traditionally take place outside the data center, should an end user find their...

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VMware Horizon Enterprise Extended Service Branch (ESB)
Feb18

VMware Horizon Enterprise Extended Service Branch (ESB)

A Longer-Term VMware Horizon Platform for Mission-Critical Desktop and App Workloads A substantial number of customers deploy the VMware Horizon desktop and app virtualization platform to deliver mission-critical desktops and apps (e.g. electronic medical record software, like Epic). For these customers, upgrading Horizon can be quite resource-intensive and requires long-term planning. So ideally, these customers would like to remain...

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Automating VMware Horizon 7 with VMware PowerCLI 6.5
Feb16

Automating VMware Horizon 7 with VMware PowerCLI 6.5

With VMware PowerCLI 6.5 Release 1, the automation of VMware Horizon 7 matures and we get integrated PowerShell support for the View component of Horizon 7 built into VMware PowerCLI. We have a proper Horizon 7 module that is distributed and ships with the core VMware PowerCLI installation. For information about all the new features of VMware PowerCLI 6.5 R1, see the New Release: PowerCLI 6.5 R1 blog post. So, what do we get with the...

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